Current exhibitions

Mack School of Nursing Alumni Photo Exhibition

Dr. Mack with Nursing Students

Celebrate the work of local nurses, alumni of Canada’s oldest nursing schools.

Exhibition on display through March, 2020

Blowing Our Own Horn: The Niagara Symphony Orchestra at 71

NSO in 1962

Explore the rich history of Niagara’s oldest cultural institution, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, with rarely seen artifacts and programmes, music scores, and some uniquely modern educational instruments.

On display in the Museum's lobby through January, 2020


Outbreak Poster

Learn more about one of the deadliest pandemics of the past century and how it impacted St. Catharines.

Exhibition on display February 18 to November, 2020

We Did Our Bit: the Victory Loan Flag

Victory Loan Flag poster

View the impressive 12 x 20 foot 1918 Victory Loan Campaign Flag, awarded to the people of St. Catharines after raising more than 6 million dollars in support of the war effort. 

Exhibition on display March 25 to June 3.

Victorian Tweets

Queen Victoria

What if the Victorians had social media? View the Museum’s archival collection on display like never before.

Exhibition on display May 19, 2019 to November, 2020.

Permanent Exhibits

The Museum's permanent exhibits and educational programs let visitors explore the early days of St. Catharines in interesting and interactive ways.

  • Get up close and personal with the Welland Canals.
  • Learn about the harrowing story of slaves in the U.S. as they traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.
  • Explore the evolution of North America's oldest sport, lacrosse. 

The Welland Canals

Welland Canals Exhibit

Explore the fascinating story of the four Welland Canals and the history of the City of St. Catharines that grew up alongside this engineering wonder. Discover the ways in which the Canal has changed over time and meet the people whose hard work built the Welland Canal. Then, venture outside to the viewing platform to get an up close view of Lock 3. 

Follow the North Star

Follow the North Star exhibit

Discover the rich legacy of Niagara's African-Canadians in this exhibition, which is incorporated throughout the Museum's permanent gallery. Learn about Richard Pierpoint and the "Coloured Corps", St. Catharines' role as a terminus of the Underground Railroad and one of our City's most famous residents, Harriet Tubman, among many other stories. 

Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum

Displays in the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Explore the history of North America's oldest team sport inside the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum 







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